Department of Computer Science

Computing education research and educational technology

Computer science, psychology, and education.

Computing education research (CER) contributes scientific knowledge about the learning and teaching of computer programming and other areas of computing education; develops software tools, pedagogies, and theoretical models to help computing students and teachers; and evaluates such tools, pedagogies, and models empirically.

CER is an interdisciplinary field at the cross-section of computer science, psychology, and education.

We develop and apply educational technology, learning analytics and educational data mining to improve computing education as well as other fields of education.

Research topics: Computing education research, learning analytics, educational technology.


Lauri Malmi

Professor Lauri Malmi receives prestigious, international award for his significant contribution to computer science education

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education that Malmi receives honors researchers that have significantly contributed to computer science education.



Arto Hellas

Senior University Lecturer
Ari Korhonen

Ari Korhonen

Senior University Lecturer
T313 Dept. Computer Science

Juha Sorva

Senior University Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

Latest publications

Analyzing Fine-Grained Material Usage Behavior

Charles Koutcheme, Juho Leinonen, Juha Sorva, Arto Hellas 2021 Seventh SPLICE Workshop at SIGCSE 2021 “CS Education Infrastructure for All III: From Ideas to Practice”

Event-driven Programming in Programming Education: A Mapping Review

Aleksi Lukkarinen, Lauri Malmi, Lassi Haaranen 2021 ACM Transactions on Computing Education

Differentiated Assessments for Advanced Courses that Reveal Issues with Prerequisite Skills

Greg L. Nelson, Filip Strömbäck, Ari Korhonen, Marjahan Begum, Ben Blamey, Karen H. Jin, Violetta Lonati, Bonnie Mackellar, Mattia Monga 2020 ITiCSE-WGR 2020 - Proceedings of the Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Department of Computer Science is part of School of Science in Aalto University.

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